Carl Weber has been on a funny trip that’s taken him from Bloemfontein to Strandfontein.
The 39-year-old comedian’s sole aim is to make mense laugh and he’s looking forward to doing just that the Daily Voice’s Joke In The Box Comedy show.
The funny man is sharing the stage with MC Kurt Schoonraad, Shimmy Isaacs, Dalin Oliver and Lungelo Ndlovu at the show at City Hall tomorrow night.
But it hasn’t always been giggles and grappies for Carl who took the brave leap late last year to do comedy full time.
“There’s no path really laid out for you where one day you just get up and say you’re going to do comedy as a full-time career,” he says.
In October last year, he quit his job as a planner buyer for a T-shirt company that was closing its SA stores and he went into comedy.
“This year I did my first one-man show at Grahamstown [National Arts Festival],” says Carl.
And the audience surprised him.
“I thought it would be it would just be our mense; you know what I mean. But there was suiwer Afrikaans people who came up to after the show and said: “Dit was so wonderlik,” and “Jy is skreeusnaaks,” he says.
Now he has his sights set on taking his show Bloem Boytjie Diaries to a bigger stage innie Kaap.
“You know, hopefully I can get to do at the Baxter Theatre,” he says grinning.
But for now his focus is on bringing laughs to the Daily Voice stage and he says it’s personal.
“I read the Daily Voice every morning with my cup of coffee, and I check out page 3 because it keeps me ABREAST of what’s happening in the world,” says Carl.
Tickets are R120 available at Computicket or at the door.